Category Archives: Training

Conferences for 2017

As professionals, we all know how important training and networking can be.  And that is why many of us like to go to conferences.  At these events, they may help us in the following ways: Give guidance with a particular … Continue reading

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SQL Intersection 2016 (Orlando FL)

For my training this year, I went to SQL Intersection (https://devintersection.com/) in Orlando, Florida from April 18-22, 2016. This was a new experience for me since I normally attend the SQL PASS conference in Seattle, Washington (http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/Welcome.aspx). And there were … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago (2016)

This past Saturday I attended SQL Saturday in Chicago (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/484/). It was a nice event and there were plenty of opportunities to network, get product demonstrations, and get some FREE SQL Server training. Sessions I attended: What’s New in SQL … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago – 2016

There is a popular saying and it has been included in many songs, that “the best things in life are free”.  And really, that is one of the things I like the most about the SQL Server community.  There are … Continue reading

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SQL PASS 2015 – Watch Portions Online

I just wanted to give a reminder that portions of last week’s PASS Summit 2015 can be watched online (http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2015/Live.aspx).  Personally, I found the Day 2 keynote on the Internet of Things (IOT, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things) very interesting.  It is one of … Continue reading

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SQL PASS 2014

As I have mentioned in the past, the PASS Summit is probably one of the most beneficial events in the SQL Server community for a database professional.  This year’s event took place in Seattle, Washington from November 3-7, 2014.  I … Continue reading

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SQL PASS 2014 Training

There is a notable quote about training from Queen Elizabeth II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II), which makes a lot of sense for all professionals … “It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.” I like this … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Workshop

Recently, I attended a workshop with Microsoft called “Experience Center for BI”.  It was a 2-day workshop focused on Business Intelligence (BI) using Microsoft’s products (i.e. Office, SharePoint, and SQL Server 2012), which was FREE of charge to their enterprise … Continue reading

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Certification Completed … MCSA for SQL Server 2012!

In one of my previous posts, I explored the value of certifications (https://sqlbadboy.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/sql-server-certifications-are-they-valuable-or-useful/) and mentioned that I was pursuing my MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solution Associate) for SQL Server 2012. Well, I am happy to say that I finally completed this … Continue reading

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DBA Basics – A Review for the New Year

With each New Year, most people to do two things … Review what happened the previous year Make goals for the upcoming year So, with my first post of this New Year, I thought I would review some of the … Continue reading

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